News about your abduction traveled quickly, not only to your family and friends, co-workers, police and the media, but also around the print community in general. There were tears & prayers on your behalf. We speculated, wondered and feared for you. But mostly I think, we prayed for you.
You reminded us of our own vulnerability when we remain at work past normal closing hours. Late nights are not unusual in our industry. Others may not understand this and criticize, but as an industry, we know better. It isn’t unusual for men and women alike to stay late into the wee hours either approving a press run or trying to get rush jobs entered into production. We stay because we’re committed to our jobs, our clients…our industry.
Time eases pain, but like a cancer diagnosis or the death of a child; any traumatic experience will change you. Eileen, it will be okay.